The classes and seminars in this module focus on the strategic and entrepreneurial skills that are essential tools for a successful career. A vital component of the programme is the Audition Training Module which is overseen by the Artistic Leader who is joined frequently by guests including (conductors, agents, casting directors etc). The practical advantage of frequent simulated auditions where repertoire can be tried and tested is an essential tool in optimising the singer’s skills of being proficient under pressure.  

As with every Masters programme, research also plays a central role in the DNOA curriculum. The research element of the programme is supervised by the internationally respected Dramaturg Klaus Bertisch and involves a carefully supervised project where the student is required to explore and undertake a project that is of particular relevance to their practice as an opera singer.